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Title Killing monsters [electronic resource] : why children need fantasy, super heroes, and make-believe violence / Gerard Jones ; foreword by Lynn Ponton.
Author Jones, Gerard, 1957-
Publication New York : Basic Books, [2002]
Copyright date ©2002
Description 1 online resource (x, 261 pages)
text file
Call # eBOOK
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 233-250) and index.
Contents 1. Being strong -- 2. Seeing what we're prepared to see -- 3. The magic wand -- 4. The good fight -- 5. Girl power -- 6. Calming the storm -- 7. Fantasy and reality-- 8. The courage to change -- 9. Vampire slayers -- 10. Shooters -- 11. Model, mirror, and mentor -- 12. Not so alone -- 13. Growing up.
Summary An apologist for comic book and video game violence argues that both are essential for young people as they seek to develop a powerful sense of self in the modern era.
Note Description based on print version record.
Subject Mass media and children.
Fantasy in mass media.
Monsters in mass media.
Heroes in mass media.
Violence in mass media.
Massamedia.
Psychologische aspecten.
Kinderen.
Fantasie.
Monsters.
Superhelden.
Geweld.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Media Studies.
Fantasy. (OCoLC)fst00920687
Heroes. (OCoLC)fst00955558
Mass media. (OCoLC)fst01011219
Mass media and children. (OCoLC)fst01011332
Monsters. (OCoLC)fst01025752
Violence. (OCoLC)fst01167224
Genre Electronic books.
Addl. Author OverDrive, Inc.
Related To Print version: Jones, Gerard, 1957- Killing monsters. New York : Basic Books, c2002 0465036961 (DLC) 2001052667 (OCoLC)48501128
ISBN 9780786723614 (electronic bk.)
0786723610 (electronic bk.)

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